Has the UFC put the cart in front of the horse again? Dana White says the promotion is working to book Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw, but it looks like they’ll have their work cut out for them.
If the UFC has plan for Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense, it seems they haven’t got the champion on board yet. In a recent interview with ESPN, Dana White announced that the promotion was working to get a fight booked between ‘Mighty Mouse’ and former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Dominick Cruz is volunteering himself as a last-minute replacement if either TJ Dillashaw or Cody Garbrandt get injured before UFC 217.
Cody Garbrandt was supposed to defend his title for the first time against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 213, but a back injury on the champion led to the scrapping of the supposed headliner fight for the July 8th card in Las Vegas.
The UFC’s first ever show in the world famous Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York just received a mouthwatering welterweight clash. UFC president Dana White confirmed to Cleveland sports radio host Anthony Lima that Donald Cerrone will take on recently dethroned champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 205 on November 12th.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is just about set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.
An extremely exciting lightweight bout is on course to happen at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on Tuesday that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has verbally agreed to fight Dustin Poirier at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, May 13th. The UFC has not officially announced the matchup, although they are expect to do so shortly.
The rematch between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez will have to wait.
The good news is that, according to MMA Fighting, the UFC is looking to book a rematch between lightweight standouts Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez, after their pulsating bout at UFC 211 ended in a controversial no contest.
Justin Gaethje might just bring out the dog in Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218.
Before joining the UFC in 2014, Eddie Alvarez was considered one of the most exciting lightweight fighters in the world.
A winner of multiple titles in multiple MMA promotions, Alvarez felt the pressure in his UFC debut against Donald Cerrrone, and ended up losing via unanimous decision.
Eddie Alvarez has stared down some of the toughest fighters at 155 pounds over the course of his career. He's looked everyone from Michael Chandler to Donald Cerrone to Gilbert Melendez to Anthony Pettis to Rafael dos Anjos square in the eyes and never flinched.
Eddie Alvarez did not attend the UFC 205 post-fight press conference and has been relatively quiet since the weekend. On Tuesday, he took to Instagram to react to his loss to Conor McGregor.
Edmond Tarverdyan blasts Duane Ludwig, and other coaches for criticizing him.
Edmond Tarverdyan broke his silence after being away from spotlight for a while. Apart from saying he wants Ronda Rousey to return for one more fight against Cris Cyborg, who he thinks is “too slow,” the GFC head coach also had a message for other coaches who criticized him.
Top-five ranked lightweight Edson Barboza says a rumored bout between he and Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for December 30th.
At a Q&A event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, third-ranked UFC lightweight Edson Barboza announced that he would be facing Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 219 (per Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting). The news was quickly confirmed by the UFC according to Brett Okomoto of ESPN.
The morning after his removal from Saturday’s UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier due to a potential anti-doping violation, interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones addressed the media at MGM Grand, and was clearly contrite for the situation while also denying any wrongdoing.
“I want to start by apologizing to all the fans who came out to support me for UFC 200, the UFC and the Fertittas for not being able to perform, all the staff of UFC, and I want to apologize to Daniel Cormier,” he said. “The fight meant a lot to him and a lot to me, and I want to apologize sincerely. I’m really sorry about this happening.
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has informed the company that he will leave his job with the organization, possibly as soon as the end of 2016, MMAjunkie has learned from a person close to the situation.
UFC welterweight Erick Silva is looking to overturn his loss vs. Yancy Medeiros to a no-contest.
Erick Silva’s quest for a rare two-fight UFC winning streak came to a crashing halt earlier this month at UFC 212, as Yancy Medeiros knocked him down and eventually got the TKO victory. The timing of the stoppage by referee Eduardo Herdy, who is no stranger to controversy, was considered premature even by Medeiros himself.
Former WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri discusses Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, as well as his transition from kickboxing to boxing.
If there’s one person who knows how to transition from one combat sport to boxing itself, it’s Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs).
Georges St-Pierre finally revealed the reason for the delay of his UFC return.
After announcing Georges St-Pierre’s Octagon return against Michael Bisping in March, the UFC decided to scrap the fight earlier this month. According to UFC president Dana White, it was because St-Pierre would only be available to fight around November.
UFC newcomer Justin Gaethje could face former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez later this year.
After Justin Gaethje's pulsating UFC debut against Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, the head MMA promotion is looking to book 'The Highlight' against one of the lightweight division's most exciting fighters: Eddie Alvarez.
Tony Ferguson responds to John Kavanagh’s intentions to have Conor McGregor fight Nate Diaz next.
If it were up to SBG Dublin head coach John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor would be facing Nate Diaz for the third time on St. Patrick’s Day in 2018. According to him, Diaz is “the right fight”, and that being on the professional level is “about entertainment.”
DECORATED local combat sports fighter Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa made a successful debut at the Ultimate Fighting Championship yesterday, beating opponent Yao “The Conqueror” Zhikui by unanimous decision in their three-round preliminary flyweight contest at “UFC Fight Night 101” in Melbourne, Australia.
Fighting in the first of his four-fight deal with the UFC, 28-year-old Lausa did not disappoint in his maiden outing in the world’s biggest mixed martial arts organization as he dominated his opponent from start to finish en route to the UD (unanimous decision) win, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-27, in the opening fight of the UFC event at Rod Laver Arena.
Floyd Mayweather is getting more and more positive about a potential boxing match with Conor McGregor.
Now that Conor McGregor has apparently signed his side of the deal for a boxing match with legend Floyd Mayweather, everyone is asking Floyd about the status of his side of things. Over the weekend Mayweather was in the UK for his protege Gervonta Davis’ bout with Liam Walsh, and was quizzed about it at every turn.
Showtime has released early projections on the buyrate for Mayweather vs. McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor was marketed as a once in a lifetime boxing match with two superstars meeting in the most unforeseen circumstances. The fight has been compared to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao in the amount of buzz that it created.
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